Ensuring the health and safety of remote workers

Companies have the same obligations towards their employees’ welfare, whether they are working from home or in the office

14th June, 2020
Ensuring the health and safety of remote workers
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Acts, all employers are required to take steps to ensure that their employees are working in as safe an environment as is reasonably practicable

With the phased reopening of the economy under way, some employees will begin to return to their workplaces in the coming weeks.

For many, however, remote working will continue in the months ahead and is likely to remain a significant feature of working life well into the future.

A key principle for employers and employees to remember here is that in cases where employees are working remotely, the terms and conditions of their employment contracts...

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